It’s San Jose Trail Count time again! Trail Count 2013 will take place on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. The City and volunteers will again be counting trail users between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM at most counting locations. Please help by signing up for a 2 hour shift!
Counting Locations Guadalupe River Trail @ San Fernando: All Day Count Los Gatos Creek Trail @ Hamilton Avenue: All Day... read the whole note.
San Jose staff will be presenting a refined design for the pedestrian bridge which will span across Los Gatos Creek (near Coe Avenue and Lonus Street) and seek input on design feature options. The meeting will start at 5:30. Attendees unable to arrive that earlier may arrive as late as 6:30. Staff will discuss the project with all attendees to ensure input is received. The meeting will... read the whole note.
While many kids around San José enjoyed their last days of summer freedom by watching television and playing video games, sixteen youth participants from the Alma Youth Center took part in a fun, sweat-inducing, environmental-stewardship-building summer biking program. For the second year in a row, SVBC returned to the Alma Youth Center to teach better bicycling as kids aged nine to fifteen... read the whole note.
Here's the latest in San José trails from Trail Manager Yves Zsutty.Lower Guadalupe River Trail Construction
The Lower Guadalupe River Trail officially reopened on Saturday, April 20. About 50 people were in attendance, with representatives from the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, City of San Jose, County, Water District and Cisco Systems to name a few. At that time, all pavement... read the whole note.
A request from San José's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services:
With completion of the Lower Guadalupe River Trail paving project, City staff seeks to document travel time improvements for regular or new commuters along the 6.7-mile paved trail extension to the Guadalupe River Park. The data collected will be kept confidential. We seek to represent the overall... read the whole note.
The Santa Clara Valley Water District will be conducting seasonal river clean-up work between April 23 and June 6. Trees and debris will be removed from the river between Airport Parkway and Green Island Bridge. Because the Water District is using a “chipper” they can not permit the public to use one side of the trail during work hours. The Guadalupe River Trail is paved on both sides... read the whole note.
Join us April 20th at 10am for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of 6.4 miles of paving of the Guadalupe River Trail to Alviso. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, SCVWD Chair Nai Hsueh, Supervisors Ken Yeager and Dave Cortese, Councilmembers Sam Liccardo and Kansen Chu, and many others will be joining us for this joyous occasion! Bring your bike to enjoy the smooth new ride.
The San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail will be temporarily detoured between Agnew Road and Tasman Drive for approximately 1 year starting April 15 and ending when the Stadium is open.
The detour is needed to ensure the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians, and construction workers. The construction activity in and around this portion of the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail will include re-grading... read the whole note.
You can download a PDF of this letter HERE. (590 KB)
April 2, 2013
Brian Mendenhall, Project Manager Santa Clara Valley Water District 5750 Almaden Expressway San Jose, CA 95118
Subject: Support for the City of San Jose Grant Application Coleman Road Trail Under-Crossing
Dear Mr. Mendenhall,
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition strongly supports the subject... read the whole note.
SVBC members interested in the San Jose’s growing trail network (now at over 50 miles of off-street trails, as well as anyone interested in supporting trails across the South Bay may want to attend the upcoming Annual Meeting of SAVE OUR TRAILS.
There will be three interesting and well-informed speakers, all committed advocates of building out the trail network in San Jose: the Vice... read the whole note.